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The Shadow of Saganami Audiobook

The Shadow of Saganami

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Publisher's Summary

The Star Kingdom has a new generation of officers! And this elite group hand-picked and trained by Honor Harrington herself is going to be needed immediately, as their first assignment turns out to be more dangerous than anyone expected.

What was supposed to be a quiet outpost, far from the blazing conflict between the Star Kingdom of Manticore and the People's Republic of Haven has actually been targeted by an unholy alliance between the slaveholders of Manpower, the rival star kingdoms of Mesa and Monica, and the bureaucrats of the Solarian League.

The alliance stands to benefit if the Havenites defeat Manticore, and are preparing for a surprise attack from the rear to divide Manticore's forces, which are already strained nearly to their limits. With their captain, the young Manticoran officers will risk their careers, if not their lives, on an unauthorized mission to expose and counter the threat to their Star Kingdom. Follow their journey as they show what they're made of.

New York Times best-selling author David Weber begins a new series that will be a must-buy for the hundreds of thousands of Honor Harrington fans.

©2005 David Weber; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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    Charles Calhan, CO, USA 05-05-09
    Charles Calhan, CO, USA 05-05-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Great , with a variety of personalities."

    This is one Weber's most complete books of honor and courage in the face of insurmountable odds. I thought this could be one of those long winded books as I was very much pleased, instead it had a strong depth in its plot with a complex but understandable twisted story. If you like Sci Fi War novels this is a 5 star read.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Allan Irvine, CA, United States 04-30-09
    Allan Irvine, CA, United States 04-30-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Ouch!"

    I love the Honor Harrington series, and I downloaded this book thinking I would love it too.. I just can't stand the reading of it... Jay Synder's female voices drove me crazy... In the Harrington series Allyson Johnson read the series, and although I had to get use to her male voices, it was do able I could listen to the whole book. I'll try to listen to it again sometime down the road...

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Rigel Stuhmiller 04-20-09
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    "not so great"

    This is the only Audible book I have been disappointed with. This book isn't read by Jay Snyder, as advertised, it's read by Kevin Someone, whose voice I find much too affected-- it is too enunciated, careful, and dramatic, and doesn't seem natural. He sounds like he's reading for a car commercial. The women's voices are in cheesy falsetto.

    His voice is so distracting from the story that I couldn't finish more than 45 minutes of the book. I have never read any Honor Harrington books before and so can't comment on the plotline, but the style of reading never let me escape into the story. In my opinion, a wasted credit!

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Tom Allison 04-17-17
    Tom Allison 04-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    Would you listen to The Shadow of Saganami again? Why?

    story is great, narrator is terrible


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Shadow of Saganami?

    the viewing bubble get away


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jay Snyder?

    someone else


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    Narrator's female voices are terrible, they all sound alike high and screechy

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alirode 04-03-17
    Alirode 04-03-17 Member Since 2013
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    voice actor(s) for female voices, voice actor(s) for male voices. His voice was really grating for one of the female characters early on, but it got better as the book progressed. I'd just as soon have one other voice actor to handle half the voices .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gregory United States 02-13-17
    Gregory United States 02-13-17
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    "Not Interesting. I"
    What would have made The Shadow of Saganami better?

    I have no idea


    Has The Shadow of Saganami turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Somewhat


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Narration was fine


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Story line was boring compared to the others in the series and I have most of them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Klaumbaz 01-12-17
    Klaumbaz 01-12-17
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    "good story typical for Weber"

    I cringe every time the narrator try to do a female's voice though. 2 words

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ian 01-04-17
    Ian 01-04-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Story, performance only lacking in one area."

    The story is solid. The performance is solid except in one regard. Female voices seem to a difficulty for Mr. Snyder. None of the female voices were good. He needs to work on that. On the plus side, he did a very good job on all the diferent accents. Over all, I would recommend him in the future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joy 12-09-16
    Joy 12-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Horrible narrator"

    David Weber has many female characters in his books, but Jay Snyder makes them all sound like Monty Python characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 11-14-16 Member Since 2017
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    "PERFECT"

    Perfect in every way.
    Enough said in my opinion.
    Absolutely must read/listen to for ANY avid reader/listener.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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